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Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum

Starts 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Fyfe Hall, The Trinity Centre
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Free - booking required
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Bob Foster
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07989 412 319
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Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum

Why does the clash between science and religion persist in society and the media?

Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum

This panel discussion is part of a partnership between the BSA and the Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum (SRES) project based at Newman University in Birmingham.

The project seeks to build an understanding of the social and cultural contexts of public perceptions of the relationship between ‘science’ and ‘religion’ across all faiths and none. Surprisingly, although the relationship between ‘science’ and ‘religion’ is often talked about in the media, by public intellectuals, and in public space, very little research has been done that explores what people actually think about their own or others’ views on the relationship between science and religion, or by extension rationality, reason, and faith.

What will happen on the night?

6.30 – Doors open.
7.00 – Mingle/information session in which you will be able to talk with the panellists and write down questions for the discussion.
7.30 – Panel discussion.
9.00 – Close.

The Panel

Dr Emma Preece is a Cognitive Psychologist with extensive experience of interdisciplinary research and teaching in Higher Education. Emma is currently a Research Fellow at Newman University (Birmingham), where she is responsible for the polling and surveying work on the ‘Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum’ project.

Dr Amy Unsworth is a Research Associate at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion where she studies attitudes to science and religion amongst Christians, Muslims and non-religious people, with a particular focus on creation and evolution. She previously worked in a lab as a molecular biologist and in the field of science communication.

Dr Alexander Hall is Associate Director of the Centre for Science, Knowledge and Belief in Society at Newman University (Birmingham). A historian of science by training Alex’s research is concerned with how historically scientists have communicated their research to the public. Currently Alex is researching how evolution and religion have been represented by the media during the second half of the twentieth-century.

Reverend Stig Graham is a scientist by training and currently chaplain at the Myton Hospice in Warwick.

Dr Eric Albone taught chemistry at Clifton College for 17 years before setting up Clifton Scientific Trust, which he founded to promote science through innovative educational projects. In 2013 he was awarded the MBE for services to education.

This event is free, but you will need to register. Eventbrite link coming soon!

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